Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

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Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby goneriding » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:47 am

Looks like the Early Bird registration opens today! I'm hoping to get up there this year and am hoping for better weather so I can actually do the ride!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:10 pm

I've registered :D

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Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:27 pm

Max wrote:I've registered :D

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Cool. What number did you get?

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby waynohh » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:38 pm

My ref no is "B2GC11-129", so perhaps 129.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby pumapants » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:09 pm

Registration done, number B2GC11-153. Anybody riding back?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby bprb » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:18 pm

I expect I'll be riding back again this year. Pretty cruisy, just have to keep the fluids up and fill up the bottles whenever you get a chance so you don't get caught short on the way back.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Yongkun » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:57 pm

Anybody keen to form a team? a few of us here, planning to join/form a team, save $10 from 75 to 65 team participation.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby London Boy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:20 pm

pumapants wrote:Registration done, number B2GC11-153. Anybody riding back?

Ditto. B2GC11-115. Riding back is the plan. Just got to spend the next three months training and getting my fitness back. And dropping the extra 7 kilos I'm carrying just now. I have to outrun Comedian, just this once...

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:05 am

Comedian wrote:
Max wrote:I've registered :D

Max

Cool. What number did you get?


B2GC11-22. I was quick, but not quick enough!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:05 am

London Boy wrote:
pumapants wrote:Registration done, number B2GC11-153. Anybody riding back?

Ditto. B2GC11-115. Riding back is the plan. Just got to spend the next three months training and getting my fitness back. And dropping the extra 7 kilos I'm carrying just now. I have to outrun Comedian, just this once...


+1 almost word-for-word!!

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:18 am

Max wrote:
London Boy wrote:
pumapants wrote:Registration done, number B2GC11-153. Anybody riding back?

Ditto. B2GC11-115. Riding back is the plan. Just got to spend the next three months training and getting my fitness back. And dropping the extra 7 kilos I'm carrying just now. I have to outrun Comedian, just this once...


+1 almost word-for-word!!

Max

Oh dear... everyone is after me :shock: :shock: Pressure is on now :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:56 pm

Haven't registered yet, but I'm planning on riding back....I just want to find away to avoid the nasty steep section on Fryer Rd Eagleby, after 140k+ I'm sure that it would do me in :roll:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby London Boy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:29 pm

marinmomma wrote:Haven't registered yet, but I'm planning on riding back....I just want to find away to avoid the nasty steep section on Fryer Rd Eagleby, after 140k+ I'm sure that it would do me in :roll:

Walk..? :wink:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:33 pm

London Boy wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Haven't registered yet, but I'm planning on riding back....I just want to find away to avoid the nasty steep section on Fryer Rd Eagleby, after 140k+ I'm sure that it would do me in :roll:

Walk..? :wink:


And do the walk of shame :roll:

If my legs are jelly even walking will be difficult :wink:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:50 pm

Riding back sounds like a plan. It would be much easier in a bunch or an organised ride.
Maybe BQ is missing an opportunity here :lol:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:04 pm

I'll be doing it with my girlfriend, i've managed to convince her to have this as a fitness goal for the year. I really want to do it on my own sometime and really smash it (first and last time i did it was 2008 with my MUCH slower brother- attempted it last year with my girlfriend but her bike had a terminal mechanical after only 12k, i wasn't going to carry on to the finish and leave her to the mercy of the sag wagon).
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:47 pm

Yongkun wrote:Anybody keen to form a team? a few of us here, planning to join/form a team, save $10 from 75 to 65 team participation.

That sounds like a good idea. I'll be in it. We could be the "Tight Arses" or maybe "Frugal" sounds more like a pro team.

For team kit we could wear old white ts with "Frugal" scribbled in texta pens and maybe some sponsors names. Hey sponsors! There's another good idea...
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby anniegray » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:27 am

Hi All,

Haven't registered yet. Tempted to register while the pre-sale is on to get $50.00 entry, cause I'm a big cheapskate.

I could ride back (yeah, I'm dreaming).

I need a 100km + ride in preparation for the Great Victorian Bike Ride in Nov/Dec. I missed the Brissy to the bay because I had the virus that is going around, so I am still cranky about that.

Cheers,

Anniegray :(

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:10 pm

Yongkun wrote:Anybody keen to form a team? a few of us here, planning to join/form a team, save $10 from 75 to 65 team participation.


BQ members are only paying $50 for entry at the moment ;-)

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:11 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I'll be doing it with my girlfriend, i've managed to convince her to have this as a fitness goal for the year. I really want to do it on my own sometime and really smash it (first and last time i did it was 2008 with my MUCH slower brother- attempted it last year with my girlfriend but her bike had a terminal mechanical after only 12k, i wasn't going to carry on to the finish and leave her to the mercy of the sag wagon).


Get her to recruit a friend to ride with her - that way you get to both ride the course at your own pace ;-)

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Yongkun » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:51 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:
Yongkun wrote:Anybody keen to form a team? a few of us here, planning to join/form a team, save $10 from 75 to 65 team participation.


BQ members are only paying $50 for entry at the moment ;-)


I am not a BQ member, i went to the BQ page and see that i must pay to join BQ. :cry:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:22 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I'll be doing it with my girlfriend, i've managed to convince her to have this as a fitness goal for the year. I really want to do it on my own sometime and really smash it (first and last time i did it was 2008 with my MUCH slower brother- attempted it last year with my girlfriend but her bike had a terminal mechanical after only 12k, i wasn't going to carry on to the finish and leave her to the mercy of the sag wagon).


Get her to recruit a friend to ride with her - that way you get to both ride the course at your own pace ;-)


Solid idea drunkmonkey, i'll look into it.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby goneriding » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:57 pm

Comedian wrote:Oh dear... everyone is after me Pressure is on now


If I get a maxi pass for the weekend, I won't be after you. I'll be in front of you ;)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby BrisVegas » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:46 pm

Sheesh, I still haven't managed to participate in one of these big charity rides yet! :oops:

I'm doing the Bridge to Brisbane run in September. I might sign up for this too. Either with my wife on our old Trek MTBs, or I'll do it alone on the roadie.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:01 pm

Last chance for tight arse BQ entries today! :mrgreen:

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